Agriculture BSc / BSc Hons

Level: SCQF 9-10

UCAS Code: DN42

Available at these campuses: Aberdeen, Ayr, Edinburgh

About the Course

Farm machinery JCBThe aim of the degree course is to develop your general and specialist knowledge, understanding, and skills in agriculture to allow you to aspire to a leadership role within the agricultural industry. This is a wide-ranging course, giving you an understanding of the entire food chain, from plough to plate. You will develop the ability to tackle problems by collecting, analysing and evaluating qualitative and quantitative information and using it to make sound decisions.

You will develop the knowledge and understanding required for a senior management position within the agricultural, agri-business or agri-food industries, in both a UK and global context. You will also acquire a good appreciation of the environmental, moral, ethical and legal issues relevant to the agricultural industry today, and an understanding of how agriculture inter-relates with society.

The Agriculture BSc/BSc (Hons) degree is awarded by the University of Glasgow.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold a minimum of 4 Scottish Highers (BBCC)/3 A-Levels (BCC) or equivalent qualification to include a science subject or geography.

Course Content

Find out more: Download our Agriculture course leaflet.

Tutorials and seminars with researchers and consultants will be a feature of the degree course. You will study topical issues and the latest technological advancements in agricultural science in modules such as New Perspectives in Plant Protection and Animal Feed Technology.

The first two years follow the HND Agriculture course. As you progress through the degree years, your exposure to and interaction with specialist research and consultancy staff will increase. To provide an international perspective, you can undertake an overseas study tour based on a relevant theme.

In your fourth year you will undertake your own research project in a subject which interests you, drawing together all that you have learnt on your course. Topics covered are varied: recent Honours Projects have included a feasibility study into the conversion of a sheep farm to commercially produce biomass, an investigation into the consumers perception of milk pricing mechanisations in the North East of Scotland, and an investigation into double table-top substrate strawberry production.